The MBA Reality Check

Author: Evan Forster
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101186496
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A no-nonsense guide to getting into business school at a time when the industry requirements are evolving and competition is at a record level. MBA programs are redefining their mission and seeking a new generation of business visionaries. No longer simply about grades or test scores, top schools now look for students with a transformative vision. The MBA Reality Check covers everything from the specifics of the application process to how applicants can position themselves among the crop of tomorrow's business innovators. Through their work with hundreds of MBA hopefuls, Forster and Thomas have shown what it takes to succeed in today's highly competitive marketplace, including: ?How applicants can find their own exceptional story to set them apart ?What to include in an MBA application-and what to leave out ?What b-schools really want to learn about candidates ?How to turn any question into an opportunity to illustrate unique leadership qualities

Your MBA Game Plan Third Edition

Author: Omari Bouknight
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 160163644X
Format: PDF
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The MBA has rapidly become the world’s most desired degree, with graduates of top business schools landing six-figure pay packages in private equity, high-tech, investment banking, and management consulting. As a result, the competition for admission into select programs is fierce; some schools admit less than 10 percent of applicants. This third edition of Your MBA Game Plan includes even more sample essays and resumes from successful applicants, fresh insight on 35 leading business schools from around the world, and advice specifically tailored to international applicants. It will show you how to: Select target schools and highlight the personal characteristics and skill sets they seek Navigate the “GMAT or GRE?” question Assess your own candidacy with the objective eye of an MBA admissions officer Craft compelling essays and resumes that highlight your most salient attributes and make you stand out to the admissions committee Avoid the mistakes that ruin thousands of applicants’ chances each year Perform flawlessly during your admissions interviews

The Photographer s MBA Senior High School Portraiture

Author: Sal Cincotta
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0133463087
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For those photographers looking to start a business—or expand their current business—to include the lucrative high school senior portrait market, The Photographer’s MBA: Senior High School Portraiture is a complete resource that dives deep into every aspect of the genre. Unlike other books that only cover one part of the business, photographer Sal Cincotta, who leads a highly successful portrait and wedding photography business, covers them all, including everything from shooting, posing, lighting, and post-production, to all the details on the business side: from creating business and marketing plans to pricing, costs, branding, and sales. Learn how to effectively define your style through your approach to lighting, equipment, posing, and post-production Understand every aspect of the senior portrait “ambassador program”—what this referral program is, and how this essential component of the senior portrait business will help you succeed Create business and marketing plans that will provide focus for your business and allow you to reach both your short-term and long-term goals Assess your website, branding, and social media strategies, and learn how to improve your findability online Tackle the pricing and sales process, and ensure that you are creating the best experience possible for your clients The book also offers a Next Steps section at the end of key chapters, which contains exercises that challenge you to actively implement the overall lessons in the book. By helping you create a solid plan, a strategy you can implement, and a vision for your business, The Photographer’s MBA: Senior High School Portraiture gets you well on your way to creating and sustaining a high school portraiture business that will grow and succeed for years to come.

Great Applications for Business School Second Edition

Author: Paul Bodine
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071746560
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Get into the elite professional school of your dreams with a college application that will capture the attention of admission boards! Business school essays and admissions interviews are perhaps the most challenging parts of being an MBA candidate. With competition to the nation's top business schools being so fierce, you must stand out. Great Applications for Business School helps you play up strengths and talents to distinguish yourself from the rest of the competition. Features: The 8 most common admissions essay topics--and how to answer them 22 actual essays by successful applicants to top schools Self-marketing strategies to highlight your talents Candid insights from admissions officers at top-ranked business schools Topics include: Getting Started, Scoring the Goals Essay, Getting to Know You: The Non-Goals Essays, The Required Optional Essay, Credible Enthusiasm: Letters of Recommendation

Getting Into Business School

Author: Brandon Royal
Publisher: Maven Publishing
ISBN: 1897393806
Format: PDF, ePub
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Secrets to Getting into Business School helps candidates develop the skills and mindset needed to prepare a first-class business school application. This manual contains 60 sample application essays covering all ten major types of MBA essays as well as exhibits highlighting relevant application documents: sample letters of recommendation with critiques; an interview evaluation form complete with interviewer's comments; an interview thank-you note; sample employment records and professionally formatted resumes; and extracurricular presentations showing how candidates present their awards and recognition, community service, collegiate activities, and hobbies and interests.

Reality Check

Author: Guy Kawasaki
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 144063453X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Don't even think about trying to launch a startup without reading Guy Kawasaki's Reality Check." -BizEd For a quarter of a century, in his various guises as an entrepreneur, evangelist, venture capitalist, and guru, Guy Kawasaki has cast an irreverent eye on the dubious trends, sketchy theories, and outright foolishness of what so often passes for business today. Too many people frantically chase the Next Big Thing only to discover that all they've made is the Last Big Mistake. Reality Check is Kawasaki's all-in-one guide for starting and operating great organizations-ones that stand the test of time and ignore any passing fads in business theory. This indispensable volume collects, updates, and expands the best entries from his popular blog and features his inimitable take on everything from effective e-mailing to sucking up to preventing "bozo explosions."

The MBA

Author: Pat Chew LaFitte
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
ISBN: 9780064602006
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Lists graduate schools of business in the United States and discusses entrance examinations, application forms, educational financing, career planning, and the MBA employment outlook

Great Application Essays for Business School

Author: Paul Bodine
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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Expert guidance to help you write the essay that gets you accepted by the best business schools If you're applying to a business school these days, you need more than good grades, high GMAT scores, and an impressive resume. You need to write attention-grabbing essays that express your individuality, identify your goals, and play up your talents and strengths. Written by a renowned admissions consultant who has helped applicants get accepted into the nation's top schools, this all-in-one guide will show you what today's top-level admissions offices are looking for. Filled with clear guidelines, insider tips, and winning samples, it will lead you through every step of the application essay process. You'll learn how to organize and structure your writing, avoid common pitfalls, and market yourself like a pro. The book includes: The 8 most common essay questions--and how to answer them 22 actual essays by successful applicants to top schools Interactive exercises and self-quizes to guide you in the right direction Self-marketing strategies to highlight your individual talents Candid insights from admissions officers at top-ranked business schools